Women in computing.

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    Everyone has heard of Babbage the creator of the first computer. How many folk knew that Ada Lovelace is credited as the person who created the first computer program ?

    This thread is dedicated to articles about women in the computer field.

    In Celebration of Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer (2015)

    Ada Lovelace, the First Tech Visionary (2013)



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    She was certainly an interesting lady! :thumb:
     
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    Grace Hopper - The Mother of Cobol (2013)

    "Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was responsible not only for the development of the Cobol language but also for the continuous pressure within the industry to make computers and computing more accessible and to to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
    The history of computer hardware invention is mostly a male-oriented affair. This isn't unexpected given that the early computers had more to do with heavy engineering than logic.
    However when it comes to software the picture is a little different. It is generally acknowledged that the first programmer was female - Ada Countess of Lovelace but Ada was just the first in a long line of dedicated women programmers.


    Perhaps the most famous, important and colorful of this army, or should it be navy, of female software experts is without doubt Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper. She was responsible not only for the development of the Cobol language but for the continuous pressure within the industry to make computers and computing more accessible."


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    "Night at the Museum" poster to honor the life and achievements of Rear Adm. Grace M. Hopper in celebration of National Women's History Month.


    [​IMG] II computers. Grace Hopper, shown at center right in the first photograph, directed the group. Programs were entered on reels of magnetic tape, using a special form of typewriter called a Unityper



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    Becky -- She was certainly an interesting lady! :thumb:

    Plenty of em around Becky but you never hear about them normally.
     
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    There was a wonderful TV program about Ada Lovelace a few months ago. She was the daughter of Lord Byron and died of cancer aged only 36.

    Very talented lady.
     
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    International Women's Day: Important Women in Computing (2017)

    For instance, not just a pretty face,

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    Dell's 'Alice' Will Guide Women Through VC Wonderland(2017)

    Alice in wonderland finaly arrives on earth :lol:
     
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    BYU Pushes to Increase the Number of Women in Cybersecurity (2017)

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    The True Story of 'Hidden Figures' and the Women Who Crunched the Numbers for NASA (2017)

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    Have you watched Hidden Figures? It's a excellent film, definitely recommended! :)
     
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    No not yet as it has not appeared on Freeview :lol: an I am too busy to torrent it :rolleyes:

    Seriously no not yet. It looks like a very fascinating film and is on my hit list. :cool:
     
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    Person with diabetes finds open source and builds her own medical device

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    Webinar: Women in Tech – How to Build an “And” Culture & Thrive

    Join Amy Marrich, Linux Academy OpenStack Training Architect II, and Elaine Marino, Equili Founder, as they delve into the stats behind the state of diversity in the tech industry, how to create an “and” culture, and how to thrive.

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    In this live webinar, Elaine and Amy will discuss:
    • The current state of diversity in the industry
    • Why diversity and inclusion is still an issue
    • Real life experiences to provide depth and insight into the issue
    • How you can build an “and” culture to stimulate diversity
    • And much more!
    Webinar details:
    When: Friday, August 10th, 10:30am CDT
    Where: Sign up here!

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